It's a bit early, admittedly, but the Buffalo Sabres still do not have a regulation win in the 2014-15 season. Their single non-regulation win came in a shootout against the Carolina Hurricanes (one day after the last time they met up with Anaheim, a game Buffalo lost 5-1).
The Sabres are not a very good hockey team.
But many Sabres fans are looking on the bright side; the worse their team does this season, the more likely they are to get the number 1 overall draft pick next season. The top prospect for the next draft is Connor McDavid, whom many are calling "The Next Great One" or, more stupidly, "The LeBron James of hockey," and as you can imagine Sabres fans would love to have them on their team.
Many Buffalo fans have already thrown in the towel on the season, but their excitement for the possibility of landing McDavid can not be contained. So much so, that McDavid himself recently admitted that he can't escape Buffalo fans on Twitter, and every time the Sabres lose his twitter mentions blowup.
With that information about Buffalo fans' Twitter habits in mind, I thought I'd setup an experiment for tonight. Although nothing is ever a given in hockey, there's a very real possibility that the Ducks will once again beat Buffalo tonight. Below, I am embedding an auto-refreshing Twitter search below which will show us every time Connor McDavid's Twitter username is mentioned with the word "Sabres" in the tweet. You can already see below what is being said prior to the game, and if you come back during and after the game, you'll be able to see what else pops up, in real time. Keep in mind, if you are viewing this days later, it'll still be updating, and you've already missed all the fun (unless, of course, the Sabres are on to losing to some other team on the particular day you visit).
Now, what happens if the Ducks lose this game? Hopefully we don't find out, but you if that happens, it might still be interesting to see what pops up in McDavid's mentions.
If you're monitoring the feed and something interesting catches your eye, please share it with us in the comments, so that we may preserve some of the magic.
Sabres @ Ducks
Wednesday, Oct 22, 2014, 7:30 PM PDT
In an attempt to foil the Sabres' Connor McDavid plan, Anaheim lets Buffalo win 4-2.